A Commitment to Need-Based Financial Aid

Announcements

  • Returning students: Deadline to re-apply for financial aid is April 15, 2016.
  • Please use this checklist for renewing your financial aid.
  • The Financial Aid Office will be closed for spring break March 14 – 18.  Please email us at financial.aid@pomona.edu
  • The FA Office will be open for Admitted Student Days as follows: April 9th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  and April 16th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Appointments can be made on April 10th or April 17th.

Pomona College is one of a handful of institutions which practice need-blind admissions and provide need-based financial aid. Any family who feels they might need help paying for a Pomona education is welcome to apply.

Dates to Remember

Who Can Apply?

Financial Aid Stats

67%

of our students receive some form of financial aid (includes loans and private outside scholarships)

57%

of our students receive need-based scholarship aid from the college

33%

of our graduating seniors borrow to help finance their college experience

Any family who feels they may need help paying for a Pomona education is welcome to apply for aid. If admitted, applicants can be confident that their full financial need as determined by Pomona's aid office will be met.

How Our Financial Aid Works

  • Our financial aid package for each student is comprised of grants, scholarships, and a small work stipend. We do not package loans. 
  • We determine need through a careful review of each family's financial circumstances. We also take into account special circumstances, and use fair and individual judgment in determining aid awards.
  • You're not required to take a loan to meet the cost of attending Pomona. Still, you might want to consider loans to help finance your family's contribution.

Navigate Our Website

Net Price Calculator

Estimate your prospective financial aid eligibility at Pomona. The Net Price Calculator is not an official offer of financial aid nor an application for financial aid, but rather a tool for estimating your eligibility.

How to Apply for Aid

Learn the steps and get the documents and links you need to apply for financial aid.

Application Materials and Deadlines

Know the deadlines for submitting your financial aid documents.

Understanding Your Financial Aid

Review this year's policies and procedures for enrolled students.

Financial Aid Portal

Current, admitted, and matriculated students can log in to access their financial aid information.